CFHS code : BE63

Parish : St Andrew the Great

Inscription : In Affectionate Remembrance of ENGLISH TYLER d July 17 1884 aged 47 also of [ALFRED] [son] of the above aged 25 also of REBECCA wife of the above d Sep 21 1894 aged 70

Monument : Headstone now broken

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

NB This monument was previously coded AG165. The parish register was used to correct this error.

Tyler headstone 2019


The headstone which has been broken for sometime, faces the west path on the northern boundary of the parish. We were only able to check the lower half of the headstone.


In Affectionate Remembrance of ENGLISH TYLER d July 17 1884 aged 47

Also of [ALFRED] [son] of the above who died Sept 14th 18[19] aged 25 years

Also of REBECCA wife of the above who died Sep 21 1894 aged 70 years

“Thou will keep [her in ] perfect
peace whose mind is [stayed in] Thee”

English Tyler (c.1837 – 17 July 1884)

English was the son of English and Mary Tyler.  His father was a baker, and he grew up on St Andrew’s Street.  He married  widow, Rebecca Bavey, in 1863, and they lived and worked at 39 Regent Street. In 1871 English was a confectioner employing an apprentice and in 1881 he was employing two men and two boys.

Rebecca and English had one son: Alfred (1863-1888).  English died in 1884 at the age of 47, leaving Rebecca a widow for a second time.

Alfred Tyler (1863 – 14 September 1889)

Alfred was the son of English and Rebecca Tyler.  He grew up at 39 Regent Street, and aged 17 was working as a chemist’s assistant.

He died suddenly in London and the Cambridge Daily news reported his death in September 1889 thus:


Saturday intelligence was received in Cambridge that Alfred Tyler, son Mrs. Tyler, the well-known pastry-cook of St. Andrew’s and Regent-streets had died suddenly London. Various rumours were current to the circumstances attending his death, one of them being to the effect that the time of his death he was in possession of a considerable amount of money. With view of securing further details, our representative visited St. Bartholomew’s Hospital yesterday, where Tyler was supposed to have been taken. Upon inquiry he learnt that deceased was taken there in cab by a city policeman a quarter to twelve on Saturday morning, and upon examination he was found dead. We understand that was driving through Queen Victoria-street in hansam cab accompanied a friend, named Atherton, when he fell back as in a fit. His friend called out for policeman, who took him to St. Bartholomew’s Hospital. Our representative further learnt from the beadle who was on duty the hospital the time he was brought in that only 18s. 10d. was found on him. Tyler was well known in Cambridge. A post-mortem examination has been held, the result of which indicated that death resulted from heart disease, from which it is said he had been suffering for some time.

Rebecca Tyler  (nee Coulson) (1824 – 21 September 1894)

Rebecca was born in Haddenham and was the daughter of William and Rebecca Coulson.  She was baptised in Haddenham on 14th June 1824.  By 1841 she was working as a servant in Stretham. She married George Bavey in Cambridge on 30th September 1855.  George was a baker and confectioner with a business at 39 Regent Street. Rebecca and George had two children: Henry George (1856-1927) and Louis William (1859-1927).

George died on 16th November 1861, and is buried in the parish of Andrew the Less. Rebecca remarried in 1863 to English Tyler.  He too was a confectioner and they continued to run the business at 39 Regent Street, and had their son Alfred. When English died in 1884, she ran the business with her son Henry George (1891).

She died at 39 Regent Street in 1894 aged 70 years old.



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by Claire Martinsen

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Alfred Tyler; English Tyler; Rebecca Tyler